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Ex-Man Utd keeper coach Coton: Time for Lindegaard or De Gea to step up

Former Manchester United coach Tony Coton says it's time for one of the senior goalkeepers to grab the mantle.

Reds boss Sir Alex Ferguson has alternated between £17million David De Gea and Anders ­Lindegaard, who was ­regarded as the Spaniard's ­understudy when he arrived in a £3.5m deal in 2010. Neither man has done enough to keep Ferguson happy.

Coton told the Sunday Mirror: "Perhaps Fergie ­believes that rotation the best thing for both David's and Anders' development because it means they are both getting some ­experience of playing for United.

"But the time has come for one of them to produce a string of performances that say to the manager 'I'm going to be your goalkeeper for the next five years'.

"Neither has been helped by injuries forcing Fergie to chop and change his ­defence, but one of them will really have to stand up and be counted at City.

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